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  1. Need more fuctions for save as option

    its hard to find suggestion box but its okay,
    i have a little suggestion for MS-Excel, when i want to save a document in excel i see some pre-used location, but most of time i have to save a document on folder which present on desktop, and for this i have to go first on desktop then i have to go for that particular folder. instead of this process, can you add pin which present on present on desktops locations right hand side which opens folders present on desktop immediately, so we can directly access to that folder, it will…

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      0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Select a curve and copy the values of the curve

      It would be very useful if you can select a curve from a graphic and push a buttom to copy the values of the curve instead of looking for them in order to copy into another sheet.
      Thanks!

      2 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • New bitwise functions

        The current bitwise functions are of such limited use they should be replaced. Below are some ideas for the next round of bitwise functions:

        • Have arguments for word size (in bits) and signedness for every bitwise function. Exception: bitwise left shift is unaffected by signedness.
        • Add a BITNOT function.
        • Support multiple arguments for bitwise AND, OR, and XOR.
        • Possibly add bit pattern reinterpretation to the CONVERT function. For example, if I want the single-precision floating-point representation of the integer 4, I should get 0x40800000 = 1082130432.

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          0 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add angles to the CONVERT function

          The DEGREES and RADIANS functions can be used to convert between degrees and radians. However, there are at least 2 other ways to measure angles: gradians and turns. Please add angle support to the CONVERT function and deprecate DEGREES and RADIANS. Excel is currently worse than a scientific calculator when it comes to angle conversion choices.

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            0 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Make Zero Amount Valuable In Excel Before Valuable Digits (Improve Excel In 2017 edition)

            Zero have no value if it is added before valuable amount, but in somehow user of excel is demanded or requirement of a report is needed to mentioned zero before valuable digits as it is automatically remove, i suggest that zero must be remain in the amount and special option is available in 2017 ms-excel, to remove zero before valuable amount.

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            • Specify error types in ISERROR and IFERROR

              ISERROR and IFERROR catch all errors. To distinguish #N/A from the other error types, we have ISERR, ISNA, and IFNA. However, no other error type has similar treatment.

              Each error type only gets its proper attention when using ERROR.TYPE(). If you use CHOOSE(ERROR.TYPE(),,, …), you cannot treat multiple error types similarly without repeating arguments to CHOOSE. To avoid this repetition, you can use IF and OR, but this approach requires repeating ERROR.TYPE() or using helper cells.

              My suggestion is to add an additional argument to ISERROR and IFERROR where you specify the error types that count as an error. If…

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              • Confidence Interval for Error bars

                Add Confidence Interval as an option for error bars in charts and pivot charts.
                There is already a confidence interval function. This is a feature of competing software like JMP or Minitab.

                4 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Thanks for the feedback. We’ll consider this in our next round of planning. Please continue to vote on this feature idea.

                  Thanks,
                  Scott [MSFT]

                • I can no longer import Data from external sources into my personal Excel Spreadsheets

                  The "copy" function worked for the last five years whenever I needed to import data from my own personal financial software and "paste" into my excel spreadsheet from which I run charts and graphs based on the data. This needs to be fixed.

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                    2 comments  ·  Data Import  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Create a PowerQuery Folder function wizard

                    PowerQuery would be great if it was provided with the capability (current capability fixed) to import bulk XML and excel files. Currently excel is achievable with workarounds of creating a function for the folder function(why?) as in this post http://www.excelguru.ca/blog/2015/02/25/combine-multiple-excel-workbooks-in-power-query/ however it becomes even more obtuse (though) it shouldn't if you have an xml file representing more than 1 table.

                    Pressing import from Folder should expect that you are doing just that and ask what file type, then load the first file to edit as desired and then execute against all files in folder.

                    4 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Data Import  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Track real and complex numbers as mathematical expressions for perfect precision

                      Excel currently tracks numbers as double-precision floating-point numbers, which has several problems:
                      1. Numbers are restricted to 15 decimal places. Any more are truncated.
                      2. Numbers are stored in binary. This means that common numbers like 0.1 or 1/3 must be approximated by "repeating binary", similar to "repeating decimal".
                      3. There is no exact representation for irrational numbers (e.g. π, e, √2).
                      4. 1, 2, & 3 together cause rounding/truncation error to accumulate. This must be guarded against in formulas and functions that test for equality. This test can be explicit (i.e. in the format A1=B1) or implicit (e.g. SUMIFS(A:A,B:B,C1),…

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                        7 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                          1 comment  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 5 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            Thanks for the feedback. This is an area we are actively looking at for our future planning. Pease continue to vote on this feature idea.

                            Thanks,
                            Scott [MSFT]

                          • 1 vote
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                              0 comments  ·  Data Import  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Improve Excel Profile usage options

                              There are many great ways that Excel likes to be helpful. Often its helpfullness gets in the of a simple task such as entering a number. If there was a method of telling Excel that I am not a mathematician and I don't need my numbers turning into logarithmic formulas when I'm simply importing a datasheet for inventory, invoices, and tracking information. I understand that turning the column into text will prevent that from happening but it also turns other useful features. Maybe what asking for is more granularity options in the way Excel autocompletes information.

                              3 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Ability to remove drop shadow at the workbooks edge.

                                Ability to remove drop shadow at the workbooks edge in order to blend cell color into the application background.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Excel to import tcx files.

                                  tcx files (garmin originally) are widespread in the fitness industry. It would be very useful if excel could import this file format.

                                  With fitness bands and watches like fitbit and apple watch this area will get bigger and it would be great if Microsoft Excel was ahead of the curve and allowed import of tcx files.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Data Import  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow me to change/set new defaults for CSV imports

                                    I have several CSV files each day to import into an excel spreadsheet. I need the formatting to remain the same in the cells into which they are imported. Calculations and other things are done based formulae I have set.

                                    Every import I have to change the default from "Adjust column width" (1st screen shot) to the second screen shot.

                                    I don't want the columns adjusted...that messes up the column label.

                                    Please make it so I can choose "as default" to not adjust columns.

                                    You can see screenshots here.... http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/forum/office_365hp-excel/import-default-for-csv-files-id-like-to-have/ed89322d-6e6e-41f7-ae67-94c6846d2c40

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                                      0 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Fill colors - add a favorites section please.

                                      So I use Excel a lot at work and color-code results quite often. The choices i have .. i dont really use. I like the yellow that is not as bright and a green which is not super-green. So i want these colors to show in the pallete selection choices. Do they? Nope. That is a shame and needs to be improved. Sometimes the recent colors will hold them, but not for long. What we need and this is important.. we need a favorites row of colors for ones we actually use the most! The Standard and Recent dont get…

                                      6 votes
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                                      • Set a cell equal to another and carry over formatting too. For example: =(existing cell, CopyFont, CopyForeColor, CopyBackColor, ... )

                                        It would be nice to be able to set a cell equal to another and have the ability to keep the font, foreground and background colors, underline setting, italic setting, etc. A nice way would be the ability to carry over each and every setting with a separate parameter so that you could pick and choose what to keep.

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                                        • Allow customised keyboard shortcuts

                                          MS Word has allowed customisation of keyboard shortcuts (e.g. Ctrl + Shift + S for Save As) but Excel doesn't. Please address this. Thanks.

                                          14 votes
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